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UAE continues its efforts to empower women's representation in all fields

posted on 01/07/2013: 3577 views



New York The United Arab Emirates has pledged to continue its efforts aimed at empowering women's positions in all fields, both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Moza Al-Shehhi, representative of the General Women's Union (GWU), in a statement made at the Annual Session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), which concluded last night, stressed that the UAE welcomes the draft updated Strategic Plan which has been approved by the board for the period 2014 - 2017.

She stressed that the UAE has made great achievements thanks to the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, in the field of women's empowerment in all fields, citing the appointment of four women ministers in the cabinet along with an increase of women's representation in the Federal National Council by 18 per cent. She also drew attention to the appointment of Emirati women in the Diplomatic Corps and the judiciary.

Dr. Moza noted that the UAE government recently completed the necessary efforts to achieve women's participation in decision-making positions as per the decision issued by the Cabinet stipulating the promotion of women's participation in the boards of government bodies and companies.

UAE's officials also emphasised that the UAE government is currently implementing the final stages of renovation of the final national strategy for advancement of women in the UAE for the period 2013 - 2017. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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